Tibetans endure torture & famine for 60+yrs, 1 million+ die at the hands of Communist China. But…these photos.

Via elephant journal
on Oct 3, 2013
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“Tibetans have been tortured, starved, browbeaten for more than 60 years and more than 1 million of them have died at the hands of the Communist Chinese. But it seems nothing can snuff out their spirit & their love of the Buddhadharma. Ki Ki! So So!” ~ David Lewis

“Little boxes on the hillside… home to 40,000 Buddhist monks: The stunning makeshift town that has sprung up around a Tibetan monastery”

For more photos: click here.The thousands of tiny homes sprawl up a mountainside forming one of the world's largest Buddhist Institutes


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4 Responses to “Tibetans endure torture & famine for 60+yrs, 1 million+ die at the hands of Communist China. But…these photos.”

  1. Julia Burger says:

    Extraordinary auspicious coincidence as I am participating in a fund raiser for the Children of Tibet next Saturday,
    October 12. I can use the photos! Thank you, Julia

  2. neil says:

    I blew up the picture and there aren't any people. Where are all the people?

  3. JmanJxmans says:

    The Native Americans and the Tibetians both very spiritual cultures that got there butts kicked
    Are we supposed to pray for help and guidance .

  4. Linda V. Lewis says:

    I do see people, but it's not like there is a great deal of hanging out space on those tiny pathways! If I moved to be close to a monastery, I'd be inside practicing!
    Within Tibetan, esp. Eastern Tibet, things are much worse. Now over 120 self-immolizations. There Tibetans are so desperate, esp. monastics not allowed to practice freely, that they light fire to themselves! It is dangerous for Tibetans to possess a photo of the Dalai Lama anywhere. Trying to escape Tibet for Nepal, India, or Bhutan and getting caught lands the Tibetan refugee in horrible prisons. Within Tibet travel is restricted. Now even the Nepalese police and guards are turning escaped Tibetans back to Tibet–and thus to harsh punishment.
    In the schools Tibetans learn Chinese. In the monasteries their culture is preserved to a limited extent.
    The big picture is still sad.